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NUTRITION LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP IN NUTRITIONAL SCIENCES &
PROMOTING EXCELLENCE IN NUTRITION RESEARCH


The Dannon Institute created the Dannon Institute Nutrition Leadership Institute in 1998 to exemplify its commitment to the development of leadership in nutritional sciences and the promotion of excellence in research. The program is designed to equip outstanding nutritional scientists at an early stage of their careers with the leadership skills and broad perspective necessary to achieve their professional potential.

The Dannon Institute Nutrition Leadership Institute consists of an intensive five-day training program designed to provide participants with strategies for improving their ability to lead others in both their place of employment and in the field of nutrition. They will:

  • learn to identify and reinforce the personal and professional attributes that are characteristic of successful leaders;
  • be encouraged to set appropriate personal and professional goals;
  • be provided with a network of peers and well-established professionals in the field of nutrition.
The program includes customized elements from FranklinCovey and the Center for Creative Leadership. It also includes participation by well-established professionals with careers in many aspects of nutrition.

The Dannon Institute will provide the following to participants of the Dannon Institute Nutrition Leadership Institute:
  • Single occupancy accommodations at Aspen Wye River Conference Center, located in Queenstown, Maryland, for five nights. All meals, beverages and snacks starting with dinner on the first evening and ending with lunch on the last day at Aspen Wye River Conference Center. Please note that no alcoholic beverages are to be brought into the Aspen Wye River Conference Center facility by the participants. The Aspen Wye River Conference Center is a non-smoking facility.
  • All testing materials, books and training provided by FranklinCovey and the Center for Creative Leadership.
  • Car/bus service to and from the program site back to Baltimore/Washington, DC area airports/train stations. On Saturday, June 1, 2013 buses will be departing the
    airport(s)/train station(s) no later than 1:00 p.m. for arrival at the Aspen Wye River Conference Center. On Thursday, June 6, 2012 buses will be departing the Aspen Wye River Conference Center after lunch (approximately 2:00p.m.) for arrival at the airport(s)/train station(s).
Participants are responsible for the following expenses related to their attending the Dannon Institute Nutrition Leadership Institute:
  • Transportation by airplane and/or train are the sole responsibility of the participant. Participants who drive from home to The Aspen Wye River Conference Center will not be reimbursed for mileage. Participants will be responsible for booking their own flights/train tickets and must be available for pick-up at airports/train stations no later then 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2013.
  • All telephone calls made from and all internet connection charges issued by the Aspen Wye River Conference Center and any personal items purchased from the Aspen Wye River Conference Center.


  • If you are interested in this program, click the link to the left to learn more about the criteria for eligibility and evaluation of applications.